DeMarco Murray’s 2012 fantasy stock value is ramping up quickly. With positive reports daily from training camp, in particular Jason Garrett mentioning how impressed he has been with Murray’s maturity and football IQ, fans are starting to rethink Murray’s fantasy value.
Owners have yet to honor the Dallas bell-cow with a first round pick in mock drafts, but with all signs pointing to Murray getting a heavy workload come the start of the season, I question why not?
Fantasy owners need to realize that this diamond in the rough RB is an all purpose stud that could be one of the best valued fantasy players of 2012. The Cowboys offense, despite sputtering at times last year, had 7 games in which they scored 27 points or more. The team lost many players to injury, had a shaky offensive line, yet were always in every game and barely missed the playoffs despite the 8-8 season.
Training camp should solidify the offensive line which will help create even more holes for Murray to run through. The team added depth in free agency picking up a few guards (Nate Livings & Mackenzy Beradeau), and with an improved defense, the team should start drives in better field position throughout the season. I expect many opportunities for Murray to punch in easy scores; with no real threat behind him on the depth chart, staying healthy is the only real concern.
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